This project involved a multi-million-dollar renovation and conversion of a large office building into a hotel. Englander Knabe & Allen was retained to assist the client in obtaining all the necessary permits required by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. During the process of handling the submittals and paperwork, our client was informed by the city that a $2 million-dollar fire system was necessary.
With our in depth understanding of Los Angeles building code, permit fees and project requirements, we were able to work with the building and fire departments to create an alternative smoke seal/life safety solution that won City approval. Our alternative fire safety system resulted in a real savings of $2 million for our client. We were able to save them from unexpected expense and meet the code requirements without delaying the project.